A proposal in Grand Central Station seems like something that only happens in the movies, but for this beautiful bride and groom, it was a very amazing, very wonderful reality. One that was followed by applause from a happily stunned crowd of strangers, a mad dash through the rain and a night spent soaking in “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” on Broadway. Topping it all off? Their beyond beautiful wedding planned by the always-amazing Loli Events, which was literally bursting with gorgeous details, stunning blooms from Blush Designs and love-filled moments aplenty. See it all captured by Michael Simon in the full gallery.
And a breathtaking film from Hello Super 8 to wrap up the day… Enjoy, lovelies.
From the Groom… Autumn in New York. Arguably the most beautiful city at its most beautiful time of year. The sights, the sounds, the smells, everything that makes New York, New York. It’s fitting that a couple from New Orleans, Louisiana, would choose New York as their destination to get married. We’ll tell you why we chose New York, but first, we want to tell you how.
It was a cold and rainy November evening in New York. Harry Connick Jr., also a native of New Orleans, was on Broadway in “On a Clear Day You Can See Forever” and we were blocks away, having dinner in Grand Central Station at Cipriani Dolci.
After our meal, in a very crowded Grand Central Station, I got down on one knee and asked Erin to marry me. The crowd dispersed, people began to snap pictures and point their cell phones at us. In a scene reminiscent of a Ron Howard movie, the crowd had almost formed a perfect circle around us and in the middle of Grand Central Terminal, with cameras flashing and people clapping, Erin said “yes.”
She cried, I cried, I think there may have been a baby crying too, and together, we shared a moment in New York, in a specific spot where so many memories came before us, and we made our own.
After we composed ourselves, with tears in our eyes, or maybe it was the rain, probably both, we ran a few blocks to see Harry Connick Jr. fall in love in a way that can only happen on Broadway.
Sitting there, wet, cold, yet completely in love and the happiest we’d ever been, we decided to get married in New York. Now we just needed venues.
We chose 620 Loft and Garden for our ceremony, Central Park Boathouse for our lunch and Mad 46 for cocktails and cheesecake. From the beginning, we wanted an entire day dedicated to showing off the city that we love so much. We felt that each venue was special in its own way and very much, a classic piece of New York. It was important to us to be able to revisit each location for years to come, knowing they would always be there. Having the ability to stand in our footprints years from now with our future children was something that was a big factor in our decision making process.
Wedding Photography: Michael Simon Weddings | Ceremony Venue: 620 Loft & Garden | Reception Venue: Central Park Boathouse | Wedding Planner: Loli Events | Cinematography: Hello Super 8 | Floral Design: Blush Designs | Ceremony Musicians: Amara Strings | Cocktails: Mad46 at The Roosevelt Hotel | Vintage Cab: Checker Guy | Wedding Dress: Chloe and Reese via Wedding Belles, New Orleans | Groom’s Attire: J.Crew | Hair + Makeup: Face Time Beauty